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  Casearia bourdillonii
 
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  Family: FLACOURTIACEAE
  Citation:  Casearia bourdillonii N. Mukh., Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 19: 109. 1965, p.p; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 8. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 17. 1998; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 262. 2005. Casearia varians auct. non Thw. 1864: Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 592. 1879,p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 521(368). 1919. Casearia championii sensu R.L. Mitra in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 391. 1993, non Thw. 1858.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vella-kunnan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small trees, to 10 m high, bark greyish, smooth, reddish-brown inside; young shoot glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, stipulate; stipules small, lateral, cauducous; petiole 10-15 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 10-18 x 4-7 cm, elliptic-oblong, oblanceolate or elliptic-oblanceolate, base cuneate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 10-12 pairs, pinnate, prominent, glabrous; intercostae reticulate. Flowers, 5 mm across, greenish-yellow, 3-9 together in axillary fascicles; pedicels hairy; calyx 4-5 lobed, sepals 3 mm across, margin ciliate; petals absent; stamens 8-10, alternating with as many staminodes, tufted at their apex, forming a ring attached below to the calyx tube; anthers with connectives produced into a small beak; ovary ovoid, 1-celled; style simple. Fruit a capsule 1.8 x 1.6 cm, globose, bright orange, ribs not prominent; seeds many, trigonus, red.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Koruthode, Pulipara
   
 
   
 
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